This special program represents a series of brand new international short films dealing with the challenges facing architects and designers, and the people who inhabit their designs.
THE LOWLINE LAB
Under the streets of New York’s Lower East Side lies a new project straight out of science fiction: a former trolley terminal is in the process of being turned into the world’s first underground park.
WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A HOME
What does it mean to live in the city without a place you can call your own? What role can architects have in addressing homelessness? And how can cities become a better home for all?
Looming twenty-five storeys high, an apartment building in Brussels is known colloquially as the ‘Suicide Tower’ after a rash of jumping deaths. With an elegant and subtle survey of her neighbours’ reactions, filmmaker and resident Angie Obeid shows how a building can manifest its inhabitants’ loneliness and fear of the other into something deadly.